ECRM And Agfa Graphics Announce Marketing Agreement
Thursday, May 14, 2009
TEWKSBURY, MA -- ECRM Imaging Systems Inc and Agfa-Gevaert do Brasil Ltda. today announced a marketing agreement that will enable Agfa Graphics to market, distribute and service ECRM CTP solutions in Mexico, Central America, and South America. The agreement is effective immediately. For more information about ECRM and their offerings, go to www.ecrm.com.
Growing LATAM Market Hungry for CTP
According to an industry forecast report, presented at Graphics of the Americas 2009, the 11 largest economies in the LATAM region are expected to grow by 4.8% in 2009 (to US $5.837 trillion), despite recent downshifts. In addition, 72% of the regions commercial printers indicated a growth strategy that includes Investment in new equipment and technologies. More specifically, the corresponding survey asked, "If you still dont have a CTP system (79% of participants), when does your company plan to purchase one? To this question, 49% of the printers responded with either 2009 or 2010.
For many printers the increased availability of violet CTP plates meets a critical need which will enable them to take advantage of the significant ecological and economical benefits of violet computer-to-plate production, notes ECRM Latin American Business Manager Ed Millhorn. Our patented flatbed violet laser imaging technology has been designed to exceed the printers needs for quality and productivity, while ensuring maximum cost and energy efficiencies. Were proud to working with Agfa, and we view this as further validation of our status as the leader in violet laser imaging for CTP.